What is the difference between a fairway wood and a hybrid club?
Can anyone explain the difference between the two? I like the Cobra Baffler, which I believe is a baffler but I'd like to make sure I understand what I'm buying 1st.
This site gives some good info on hybrids:
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Woods are played for long shots from the tee or fairway, and occasionally rough, while irons are for precision shots from fairways as well as from the rough. A new type of wood known as a "hybrid" combines the straight-hitting characteristics of irons with the easy-to-hit-in-the-air characteristics of higher-lofted woods. A "hybrid" is often used for long shots from difficult rough. Hybrids are also used by players who have a difficult time getting the ball airborne with long irons. Source(s): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/golf...
Hybrids are designed similar to an iron, only with a bit more beef behind it. They are easier to hit than a long iron, and are much more versatile. Also, hybrids are a tad heavier than a fairway wood, making it easier to get up in the air. I recently switched from a 3-wood to a hybrid, and am incredibly satisfied with the results. I highly recommend the hybrids. Bafflers are very good hybrid clubs. I purchased a Mizuno hybrid on ebay for $50, brand new. Bafflers are a little more expensive, because of name-brand. Regardless of the brand, I think you will be happy with the Hybrid.
A hybrid is designed to swing and connect with the ease of a wood but gain elevation better than a wood. A hybrid is now generally put in a set of clubs where the 2 , 3 & sometimes 4 irons previously existed. An example of this would be like in a fairway trap, you would never want to use an iron in a fairway bunker over a wood because the blade tends to get caught in the sand because it has no bounce, however the depth of the hybrid gives you protection from the blade effect in sand or other difficult grassy lies. Other than the example given above, it is simply personal preference, it is widely believed that a hybrid allows a higher handicap golfer a higher percentage opportunity for a shot that will not hurt one's score.
its discontinued by this point. but hybrid is a mix of an iron and a fairway wood. a fairway wood is longer.
Hybrid irons and woods primarily differ in the standard shaft lengths. The standard length of a hybrid wood is the same as the corresponding fairway wood, however the loft of a hybrid is higher than its equivelant wood. For example, the loft of a typical fairway 3 wood is 15 degrees whereas the loft of a similar hybrid wood is 18 degrees.
The irons are a slightly different story. The standard hybrid iron is longer than a traditional iron, but shorter than a hybird wood. Now you may be asking why the irons are shorter. Well, the shorter length of the hybrid irons gives you more control. You end up with the control of an iron with the ease of hitting of a wood.
Hybrid clubs are meant to replace 3 and 4 irons as higher lofted clubs are also easier to hit.
a fairway wood has a big head, like a driver...
a hybrid has a small face and less head mass then a fair way wood, it's basically like your hitting an iron...
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